Univision Communications announced fourth quarter revenue of $515.9
million, a 2.1% gain from the same quarter the year before. Adjusted
operating income before depreciation and amortization (OIBDA) decreased
1.4% to $210.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.
The Spanish-language media company's overall net revenue was down 2.9% for the full 2009.
made significant strides in many areas in 2009, even while navigating
through a very challenging economic environment," said President/CEO
Joe Uva. "We diversified our revenue streams through new retransmission
consent agreements and key strategic partnerships; enhanced our future
content offerings and production capabilities through the launch of
Univision Studios; delivered strong, competitive ratings and maintained
our strong leadership positions across all platforms; and effectively
managed our balance sheet and strengthened our capital structure for
Univision's television revenue was $420.1 million in
the fourth quarter, up from $392.8 million in the same quarter a year
before. Radio revenue was $83.7 million, down from $99.4 million, and
Interactive Media was $12.1 million, down a bit from $13 million in the
previous fourth quarter.
Univision owns 64 television stations and
owns and/or operates 68 radio outlets, along with the Univision,
Galavision and TeleFutura networks.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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